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An unusual brown sludge found on Eastern Bay beaches is being labelled a natural occurance by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Following recent queries from members of the public, the Regional Council confirmed that the foam and sludge on eastern Bay...

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A new application developed by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and GNS Science gives people instant access to information on Bay of Plenty groundwater systems and geology. All people have to do is enter a street address or map co-ordinates on their...

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A Papamoa resident disgusted to find more than a dozen rubbish bags dumped at a beachside car park fears there is a lack of deterrence to curb the mounting careless behaviour. Large black rubbish bags and piles of household carpet were left strewn on...

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They're not what you'd expect to see flying off the shelves at a Saturday market, but Sue Boyd's bags of weeds are doing just that. Sue Boyd with her in-demand bags of weeds. Photo: Tracy Hardy. Sue stumbled upon the nutritious benefits...

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Tauranga resident Pat Spellman is calling for Te Ururoa Flavell to act on the finding of the Waitangi Tribunal the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi over the handling of the Rena. Read more about the Tribunal's finding here. Pat Spellman [inset]...

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Western Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to prepare for another lashing of heavy rain with predictions of rain could reach warning amounts on Sunday. Rain could also reach warning amounts in the Coromandel. More rain is on the cards for the Bay...

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Tauranga City Council is considering making a ‘neutral' submission on the resource consent application to leave the Rena wreck on Astrolabe Reef. At next Wednesday's meeting councillors will discuss whether to approve the preparation...

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A Waitangi Tribunal hearing challenging the Government's ability to make a deal on the Rena wreck's future without consulting Motiti Island residents is entering its final stages. A three-day hearing held in Tauranga under urgency at the start...

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Tauranga harbour's overgrowing mangroves will be mowed by a unique hovercraft. The innovative custom-built craft can cut about 600 hectares of seedlings annually while causing minimal environmental damage. A schematic of the hovering mangrove mower. The...

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Bay of Plenty's thunderstorm watch has been lifted with 36ml recorded in Tauranga City and emergency services reporting an uneventful night. The MetService issued a severe weather warning yesterday morning before adding the thunderstorm watch in...

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View from Mount Drury of snow on the Kaimai Ranges. By Ann Carruthers.

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